What is peer support?
A peer support is a supportive relationship between people who have a lived experience in common. The experience of childhood sexual abuse differs across people but often times, the accompanying feelings, thoughts and behaviours are parallel. There is unity in the struggle and an understanding that is deeply personal. A peer support worker can identify with your struggle and provide support by drawing on their own lived experiences and the skills they have accumulated on their healing journey. Our objective with this form of support is to help you recognize, develop and build on your inherent capacity for resiliency and empowerment.
“As a survivor, I came across ANBU while searching for support at a particularly low point in my life. Through ANBU’s services and events, I’ve grown into someone I am happy and proud to be. More importantly, I’ve learned to accept myself, with all my experiences. This organization was created to fill a need in our community, and it has really taken everyone by storm. It’s great to be connected with other survivors who help educate and raise awareness within the Tamil community.”